Looks like the recent announcement of the new Yooka-Laylee character, Trowzer, gave the Kickstarter the final push it needed to surpass its final stretch goal of £1.5 million. Wow! It just never stops. So they’ve put up a new stretch goal: ‘£2,000,000– Payback Time!’ If they reach this, they will continue to make DLC after the game is released, which will be free to all backers. More Yooka-Laylee! Some might criticise this new trend of promising DLC before the game has even come out, but they emphasise the point of focusing entirely on finishing the game first. What do you think of the success of Yooka-Laylee?
Thanks, Nintendo Impact Gaming!
£2,000,000– Payback Time! As a massive thank you for your generous support– when, and only when, we’ve finished and released the final game, then we’ll proceed to make some additional content that will be free of charge for all backers!
*additional funding also helps us to continue to polish the game to the Nth degree
As announced in the recent Splatoon Direct, for those in North America, if you pre-order/purchase Splatoon at Gamestop then you’ll also receive a code to download special Splatoon Mii Fighter costumes, playable in Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U. For Europe, the Splatoon Mii Fighter costumes will be coming as a DLC as well but we’ll have to wait and find out how to get our hands on them! What did you think to the Splatoon Direct?
Every month, new and completely free DLC for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate on Nintendo 3DS is being released. Now you can take a look at what the monthly DLC for May has to offer! Including Mega Man, Street Fighter, Metroid gear and many more, which you earn by hunting certain monsters. Watch the video to find out which monsters you need to hunt to get which gear. There are also new Challenge Quests to play through. I wonder what will next month’s DLC give to us?
Earlier today Mewtwo went up for purchase in Europe, and now it’s rolled round for the US too! For those that didn’t register Super Smash Bros for both the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U, you can now get to the eShop and buy Mewtwo at $4.99 for both the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U, or $3.99 for one of them.
If you didn’t purchase both the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U version of Super Smash Bros, you couldn’t get your hands on the Mewtwo character… until now! Mewtwo is now available for everyone to purchase for €6.28/£4.49 for both Nintendo 3DS and Wii U or €5.02/£3.59 for either one, but this has only been confirmed in Europe.
Some DLC is well worth your money like the Mario Kart 8 downloadable content and some simply is not. Super Smash Bros creator Masahiro Sakurai isn’t happy about the current downloadable content that we are peddled as he says developers are actually providing us with an unfinished product at launch. Sakurai feels that the product delivered to us at launch should be 100% complete and shouldn’t require us giving additional cash post launch.
These days, the “DLC scam” has become quite the epidemic, charging customers extra money to complete what was essentially an unfinished product. I completely understand how aggravated players must feel. After all, a game should be 100% at the time of release, and I would be livid if it were split up and sold in pieces.
Why, then, do you think so many titles provide premium DLC on or shortly following a game’s release? It’s because that’s the easiest way to make money.
After all, if you wait too long after a game’s release to distribute additional content, players will already move on to the next title. Even long tail titles–that is, ones that perform consistently well over an extended period of time–make more money the earlier they come out.
Moreover, we decided to release other characters as well because part of the fun of Smash is the anticipation: “Which character will join the fray next!?” If we keep distributing content, we can maintain that excitement, and I think that’s a really great thing.
See for yourself what the new Mario Kart 8 Amiibo suits look like in-game, where you can dress up as: Wario, Pac-Man, Bowser, Sonic, Toad, Villager, Rosalina or Mega Man! Which do you think looks best? My personal favourite is Sonic, because with 200cc, you gotta go fast.
You can also take a look at the gameplay for the Crossing Cup in the new DLC, if you haven’t already, featuring tracks: Baby Park, Cheese Land, Wild Woods and Animal Crossing. As a huge fan of Animal Crossing, I have to say this track is my favourite, and it’s amazing how much they actually made you feel like you were driving through your Town. Which are your favourite parts of the new DLC?